If motorists are planning a road trip, it's recommended to take emergency gear such as blankets, warm clothing, a collapsible shovel, a bag of road salt, and an extra bottle of windshield fluid, in the event of car failure and/or breakdown.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 13, 2012
Driving in the U.S. can becoming dangerous with the start of autumn snowfall. VehicleHistory.com shares these tips before setting out on the road for the holidays.
Drivers should make sure they have the necessary ice scrapers for their windshield, complete with a show brush. Also, cold weather can reduce tire pressure so checking tires is often necessary. Checking wiper blades is also important as the blades can becoming brittle in the cold, and ice on the windshield can weaken blade performance.
If motorists are planning a road trip, it's recommended to take emergency gear such as blankets, warm clothing, a collapsible shovel, a bag of road salt, and an extra bottle of windshield fluid, in the event of car failure and/or breakdown. Installing snow tires if often a good prevention step for winter too.
Taking care of a windshield is a top priority for cold weather maintenance. Make sure a car has antifreeze rated for cold weather, and it is recommended to replace windshield wipers annually before winter hits full force.
VehicleHistory.com advises driving with headlights on in the snow (and rain) to improve visibility. Letting snow build up on the roof of a car can also obstruct a driver's view, so clearing off the snow is suggested. Checking the car battery in the fall/winter is also recommended as cables can corrode in damp and cold weather.
VehicleHistory.com hopes all drivers travel safely this fall and holiday season using these driving tips. Hazardous road conditions can crop up in any cold weather scenario so it's crucial to know prevention and safety.
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